Windows 10 and Office 2016 previews have been released! Over the coming months, Microsoft will be rolling out periodic updates to both Windows and Office. Want to try the latest and see how Office and Windows are changing? Want to do this without endangering your work machine or buying a test machine? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll walk through setting up a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) using a PowerShell script from a Windows 10 Preview DVD image (ISO) in a matter of minutes, and then adding this to the boot manager so that we can dual boot any machine to either our primary OS or to the Preview. We’ll also install the Office 2016 Preview and have a quick look!
George first encountered Microsoft Access when using the thirty-plus floppy disk versions of Office to teach Statistics and MIS in the early 1990’s. It’s been true love ever since. George has worked as a software developer for the past twenty years, including twelve at Microsoft (in just about every group other than Office). He is currently an independent consultant living at 7000 feet in Larkspur, Colorado, working primarily on .NET applications. George still has a commercial site or two that is driven by an Access database sitting in the server file system.